Suppose(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); uis a vector-valued function. Is it true that

(∇×u)⋅( (u⋅∇)u) = (u⋅∇)(∇×u)⋅u

?

Please note the lack of a dot product on the first two terms of the RHS and the parenthesis around the second term of the LHS. I'm trying to understand whether these differential operators are associative.

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